A Bridlington lady, along with her family, are aiming to raise £5000 to help a cancer charity.
The Colman’s are one of many families who are currently being affected by this disease. Macmillan Cancer Research suggests that there are approximately 2.5 million people living with Cancer in the UK. This is set to rise to approximately 4 million by 2030.
Collette Colman, 67, has terminal cancer and has chosen to fight the disease by fundraising to help the charity continue to support cancer patients and their families.
“Whilst my cancer is terminal, I still consider myself to be a lucky woman. I am being given all of the medical help possible and have tremendous support from family and friends. This is not the case for every patient, however; I have met patients who have suffered genuine financial hardship because of this illness, but whatever a patients circumstances, there is always the wonderful support of Macmillan Cancer Support.” said Collette
She added: “I have decided, by way of thanks from myself and other cancer patients, to raise money for Macmillan to help enable them to carry on their great work – hence this appeal.”
During the 1940’s Old Town Festival on 9th July Collette and her family will be running a Macmillan fundraising stall and will be holding grand raffle along with a tombola and games. There will also be a sale of vintage themed items.
Collette’s family have taken up the challenge to raise funds for the charity. Subsequently, this has generated huge support from local businesses and the wider community. Prizes include overnight stays, a gin tasting evening, a pair of tickets to Madness in concert, a car service, and a £100 holiday voucher. Plus there are many more valuable prizes up for grabs.
Teresa George (34), Collette’s youngest daughter, said: “We have contributions from over 70 local businesses and other sponsors and donators. Being local to Bridlington, we have been amazed by the support for the charity but most of all, our family. We initially set a target to raise £1000 but we have over £1500 worth of prizes so we are now aiming to raise £5000.
Added Teresa: “We are still welcoming more donations from local businesses. If there is anyone else who would like to get involved, please contact me by email at email@example.com. Tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the event and priced at £1 each with a great chance to win one of the amazing prizes.”
The Parade on Cliff Street in Bridlington is a drop-off point for anyone who would like to donate any gifts that could be used for the tombola. There is also a Facebook Page which will keep everyone up to date about the event which can be found at @macmillanfundraisingbridlington.